Food budget to be 16pc bigger

The next budget is likely to see an increase in allocation for food purchase amid coronavirus crisis as the government plans to earmark Tk 18,197 crore to buy 32.11 lakh tonnes of foodgrains for distribution among the poor and low-income groups.

Coronavirus Figures
All figures tallied daily at 6pm.
Source: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
Countries affected
188
Worst hit nation:
USA (1,851,520 cases)
Confirmed cases
57,563
6,528,544
Recovered cases
12,161
2,819,661
Deaths
781
386,392
All figures tallied daily at 6pm.
Source: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center